Old Fashioned Pancakes

There are many examples for ratios and proportions in real life such as:
 To make 8 pancakes, a recipe calls for 1 ½ cups of flour. How much flour is used for 20 pancakes?
 Turkey must be cooked for 30 minutes per 1 kg. How long would you have to cook a 5 kg turkey for?
 Mom uses 2 cups of sugar to make 30 butter cookies. She has five cups of sugar in her sugar canister. How many cookies can she make?
 A babysitter was paid $112 for 8 hours of work. How much would the babysitter receive for working a 36 hour week?
 It takes 620 brick to build 100 square feet of wall. How many square feet of wall can be built with 5000 bricks?
 A builder mixes 1 part of cement with 2 parts of sand and 3 parts gravel. If 6.3 cubic yards of sand are used, how much cement is needed for the mixture?
 Dads can get 23 miles to the gallon in his car. How many gallons of gas will it take her to drive 320 miles to visit our grandmother?
 Dad car gets 23 miles/gallon and his gas tank holds 15 gallons. How far can he go on a tank of gas?
 Five pounds of grass seed covers 120 square feet. Our lawn is 900 square feet. How much seed do we need?
 I can mow the lawn of a house in 3.5 hours. . How long will it take to mow 6 lawns?
 A nurse gives a patient her 3 shots during a 12hour shift. How many shots would the patient receive in a 48 hour period?
 If students write their own word problems they will learn how word problems are constructed, develop their reasoning skills, and make connections between math concepts and the real world.